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Flemington Win Secures Spring Cups Bid for Auckland Cup Champ

Flemington Win Secures Spring Cups Bid for Auckland Cup Champ

The 2014 Melbourne Cup dream is still alive for Chris Waller’s Auckland Cup winning galloper Who Shot Thebarman after the Kiwi import scored a tidy win at Flemington over the weekend. The six-year-old son of Yamanin Vital enjoyed his maiden win down under since joining Waller’s four-time Sydney premiership winning stables in the autumn. His…

2014 Kingston Town Stakes Tips

2014 Kingston Town Stakes Tips

The Kingston Town Stakes is a key lead-up race to the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) and the Group 3 event will feature a strong field of promising stayers at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Headlining the Kingston Town Stakes field is Makybe Diva’s three-quarter-sister La Amistad and the progressing stayer is a clear favourite to record…

La Amistad Leads Kingston Town Stakes 2014 Odds

La Amistad Leads Kingston Town Stakes 2014 Odds

The Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained mare La Amistad will continue her campaign towards the Spring Cups when she jumps favourite in Saturday’s 2014 Kingston Town Stakes at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney. Money is coming for the Redoute’s Choice five-year-old to win second-up on the weekend, La Amistad one of 14 remaining hopes in the…

2014 Kingston Town Stakes Field Features La Amistad

2014 Kingston Town Stakes Field Features La Amistad

Despite still being a chance to scratch out in favour of a run on firmer ground in Melbourne, the Team Hawkes-trained La Amistad is the headline acceptor for Saturday’s Kingston Town Stakes 2014 in Sydney. The three-quarter sister to triple Melbourne Cup hero Makybe Diva is one of 15 hopefuls making up the final field…

2014 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances Feature 121 Horses

2014 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances Feature 121 Horses

Racing Victoria today closed first acceptances for four of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors including the Caulfield Cup 2014 with 121 stayers still in the mix for the October 18 classic. Numbers across the four Group 1s are all well up on last year as is the case for the $3 million Group 1…

Weather Could Force Flemington Run for La Amistad

Weather Could Force Flemington Run for La Amistad

Sydney’s continued wet weather and the likelihood of another rain-affected track at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Rose Day could force the connections of exciting staying mare La Amistad to bypass the 2014 Kingston Town Stakes in favour of a run in Melbourne on Saturday. Prepared by Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes the three-quarter sister of…

La Amistad Leads 2014 Kingston Town Stakes Nominations

La Amistad Leads 2014 Kingston Town Stakes Nominations

A three-quarter sister to triple Melbourne Cup winning mare Makybe Diva, La Amistad will continue her own 2014 Spring Cups campaign in Sydney on Saturday in the Kingston Town Stakes 2014. The Redoute’s Choice five-year-old is one of 17 hopefuls making up the early entries for the $125,000 Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) this…

2014 Caulfield Cup Weights Released – Silent Achiever Big Winner

2014 Caulfield Cup Weights Released – Silent Achiever Big Winner

Today Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter announced the handicaps for the Caulfield Cup 2014, one of the big winners weight wise looking to be Roger James’s smart Kiwi mare Silent Achiever with 54.5kg. Melbourne Cup bound this spring, connections of the four-time Group 1 winning daughter of O’Reilly could now be very tempted to…

Williams Could Have a Dozen in 2014 Melbourne Cup Field

Williams Could Have a Dozen in 2014 Melbourne Cup Field

After the release of the 2014 Melbourne Cup nominations this afternoon it has been revealed that goliath owner Lloyd Williams could have as many as 12 runners in this year’s field for the world’s richest handicap. One of the country’s most prolific racehorse owner, Williams boasts a quartet of wins in the iconic Flemington Race…

International Melbourne Cup Horses 2014

International Melbourne Cup Horses 2014

Today the first step towards the first Tuesday of November’s iconic Flemington race was made by the connections of the 148 horses nominated for the 2014 Melbourne Cup including 31 international raiders. A record number of horses trained outside of Australia and New Zealand feature in the nominations for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1…